The Republican Party, which has had at its core the principle that a
man’s liberty and opportunity should not be governed according to the
color of his skin, has failed to compete for votes in a community which
badly needs an option other than the Democrat plantation.
Deroy Murdock, writing yesterday at National Review, summed up the necessity for engagement
– and the benefit for both sides. After pointing out that even an
incremental improvement in GOP performance in the black community would
have made Mitt Romney president, he wrote this…
Black voters deserve to hear the Republican vision of
growth, opportunity, prosperity, and personal responsibility rather than
the Democrat formula of profligacy, indebtedness, and redistribution
(unforgivably, also advanced by GOP socialist G. W. Bush).
A muscular, year-round appeal to black voters would benefit the GOP and black Americans alike.
It’s time to stop conceding 15 percent of the electorate to the
Democrats, when Republicans getting a quarter to a third of the black
vote would ruin the Democrat Party as a national electoral entity.
And that quarter to a third of the black vote is not unattainable.